Violinist Joel Smirnoff
Start: February 19, 2020 7:30 p.m.
End: February 19, 2020 9 p.m.
Location: Sursa Performance Hall

Contact Details

Yu-Fang Chen


Joel Smirnoff has served as president of the Cleveland Institute of Music, violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet, chair of the Juilliard violin department, and is currently on the violin faculty of The Juilliard School.

Learn more about guest artist Joel Smirnoff.

Mr. Smirnoff will also present a master class from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19 in Sursa Hall.


  • Joel Smirnoff - “Ancestry and Food” for two violins and piano
    with Yu-Fang Chen, violin; and Nina Lee-Hecko, piano
  • Franz Schubert - Violin Sonata in G minor, D. 408
    with Nina Lee-Hecko, piano
  • Franz Joseph Haydn - String Quartet, Op. 74, No. 3 “Rider”
    with Yu-Fang Chen, violin; Zoran Jakovcic, viola; and Peter Opie, cello

Free Admission

This recital is free and open to the public.


Parking is available in the McKinley Parking Garage (entrance on Ashland Avenue) located immediately south of Sursa Hall. Metered parking ($1/hr) is available on the first floor of the garage until 7 p.m. at which time parking is free.